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About tony4563

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    Photography, Footie, Guitar
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    Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
  1. Was fed up of being a contortionist trying to polar align, so I bought a Skywatcher 90 degree Polar scope. Great bit of kit which comes highly recommended. So simple and effective to use. Northern Optics service was Brilliant. Great communications and free delivery. The item came less than 24 hrs after ordering Big thank you to Nigel.
  2. Big Big Thank You to Steve Clay for the holder Really appreciated Tony
  3. It’s a long shot but I’m looking for the holder for the handset if anyone has one in their spares drawer I bought a used HEQ5 Pro but it didn’t come with one Clear Skies Tony
  4. Wow! She's Beautiful! What a tail! Taken with a Canon G5X Mk2 in Handheld Night Scene Mode
  5. I've always kept my Dobs (10" and 12'') in the garage in all weathers, without any problems I cover the top and bottom of the scopes with large elasticated shower caps available from ebay. This protects the mirrors from any spiders etc crawling in I then cover with a fabric dust cover
  6. I did have the right time, didnt I? lol 9.32pm Tuesday was the info I was told What time does it go past Wednesday if I missed actually did miss it?
  7. That's weird John. I was out from just after 9.30pm tonight (Tuesday) looking Westerly towards Orion. Saw the first go by, but took another couple of minutes to see the next, which had the same path. They looked no brighter than any normal satellite seen in the night sky. Again, the next one took a couple of minutes to see. It was a clear night and the skies here in Driffield are rated as Bortle 4. i eventually went in disappointed. It was nothing like the you tube video i saw of them earlier
  8. They could only have been bright for one night. I've been out last couple of nights at the correct time of passing, and hardly saw them at all. Dim and very well spaced apart by around 3 or 4 minutes. I was looking up thinking what the heck all the fuss about
  9. Hi Mark. Although not long in length the 180m Mak is quite heavy. The single screw of the AZ4 suffices, but I always check and check again that the dovetail has engaged correctly! I have the steel tripod so unsure about how wobbly the aluminium one would be. One advantage of the scope is that it is relatively compact in size, meaning the legs of the tripod dont need to be extended fully, which may make it more stable in use.
  10. Hi Mark. I have mounted mine on an AZ4. Its at the mount's limit, but it's fine as long as you make sure it's mounted properly and happy with a little bounce of the object for a couple of seconds, till it settles in view.
  11. Really appreciating the replies guys. Thank you! Yes, although remote sounds ideal, realistically it need to be pretty close to amenities too. A village like Foxholes seems to be closest to what I need. Away from the glow but a short (ish) drive to the shops. Can't wait to find one though. I'm trawling Rightmove every day looking for somewhere with a wide, open outlook at the back but away from a big city
  12. I'm living in Bradford , West Yorkshire at the moment but for a number of reasons, major light pollution being one of them, I'm thinking of packing up and moving out to a semi rural retreat in North/East Yorkshire or the East Coast around Filey. I'm wanting to live in an area around these areas where I can just take the scope out in my back garden and not worry about a dreaded orange glow ruining my enjoyment of the heavens. Does anyone live in these areas or recommend a village that has the dark skies I'm after? In fact, any fellow members living anywhere in Yorkshire with recommendations of dark skies in their area Many thanks. Tony
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